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Black dial Daytona from a gathering last Wednesday night. Lucky dude received his from his fiancée as an engagement gift.
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My - I mean, now my wife's - white dial Daytona ain't too shabby either.

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insane, NF! No wrong choices there, both are stunners.
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Can I say that I like the silver dial Patek, a lot more than the black?

+1, no contest.
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That comment would be most welcome.
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The black dial baton marker does seem to trade anywhere from $5K to $10K more than my silver dial. Guess I'm a cheapskate.

 

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Something tells me that 'frilly' and 'cheapskate' never belong in the same sentence.



And I agree with ellsbebc on this point:

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Moonphase complications with a white/silver face speak to me much more than its black counterpart. The blue and yellow are emphasized more on the former.
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Congratulations, my friend! Very happy for you, that is an awsome piece icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Regarding the ongoing discussion on interview, it would seem that this is a culture sensitive issue. I understand that all these considerations might be important in the US, but they feel very strange here from my viewpoint in Norway. I would wear any timepiece to an interview, save perhaps a gaudy gold watch. And that would mainly be a fashion issue, not so much a money/status thing. (Mind you, that applied only to gaudy gold watches, not my classy golden nuggets! lol8[1].gif)

There is really no particular meaning attributed to the watch you wear here, even though the interest in watches is on the rise. Living in one of the wealthiest countries in the world that also has a strong egalitarian tradition, most people have money to spend if they want. We are pretty much all upper middle class, comfortable and a more than a little lazy. Few people are struggling hard to rise, and the need to connect luxury splurging to career milestones is not felt as hard. You will get no particular respect for your fancy watch, but neither is there any stigma to having a watch "beyond your paygrade".

I see royalty and powerful industry leaders in power suits and true "sports watches", ie heart rate monitors. (Running and cycling is all the latest rage these days, so much as it feels that you would hardly get a leadership position without being able to contribute as much to the company cycling team as to earnings.)

I'm wearing my Daytona to work today, the CEO wears a beat up Seiko. Noone cares. Then again the Vice CEO still makes fun of me for being the guy that showed up to an interview in a suit ... Did I mention I work in tech?
I know that in certain workplaces here the situation might be different, finance, realestate etc. I still believe that noone would begrudge an interviewee his nice watch.
Thanks! Really enjoying it so far (hasn't quite been a full day yet). It wears great; the long clasp combined with the fold-out extension link stabilize the burly case and it doesn't flop around on the wrist. That plus the 2 mm adjustment tames the high-riding and weighty case. I have a large, flat wrist (200 mm) and I personally wouldn't want the watch to be any bigger than it is. I don't like the feeling that a watch is wearing me instead of the other way around. The brushed finish and satin dial — it's not quite matte, but it's different than the glossy ones on my Daytona and GMT II — work well on this compact wrist submarine.

Here's a slightly better photo than yesterday's. The wide lens exaggerates the proportions on the wrist; it's a decent-sized watch but it doesn't dominate the wrist as it may appear to in the photo. At some point I'll bust out the macro lens and get some better photos.



Regarding watches in Norway, I agree that it isn't an issue to wear something nice in a situation like an interview here. I spot a fair number of quality watches in general, especially when I visit Oslo, but it's still far from the majority. On the west coast, there are a fair few old Rolex diver's watches that are still being worn by their original owners, too; I hear about them when they come by my watchmaker friend's work bench and I've met retired divers who were still wearing their work watches from the '70s daily (a 5513 and a 1665).

You're spot-on about how it's common wear plastic heart-rate monitor watches even with suits. Tissot T-touch models are wildly popular too for some reason, although the local store stopped selling them because there were so many issues with water damage that they decided it wasn't worth the grief. In general, though, nobody seems to care much about what you're wearing either positively or negatively. Locals seem pretty passionate about their boats, on the other hand.

I've noticed that watches are definitely appreciated more in Europe than in North America or Australia on average. I think a lot of that has to do with cars (or trucks) being the main "thing" for dudes in newer countries that are built around the internal combustion engine, whereas Europe's streets and cities were originally built around non-motorized transportation, and people express themselves more through what they wear than what they drive (half the folks I know here don't have a car because they don't need one). This applies to older, denser cities like NYC and Montréal as well, whereas newer cities like Calgary and Perth tend to clear out after working hours as most people drive to the suburbs and the average watch tends to be more aggressively-styled and crappy. It's obviously a very broad generalization, but that's what I've observed.
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Does anyone have any clue whether the black and blue GMT will continue? Any reason why Rolex would stop making it? I eventually want an older Sub and the black and blue GMT. I'm inclined to get the more affordable watch first, but if there's any chance Rolex would discontinue the GMT, I suppose I would want to target that one first.
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Bi-colour bezels have always been a GMT thing. The only reason they weren't originally supplied with the 116710 is that they're damned difficult to do right in ceramic. I would expect the option to be available as long as some form of GMT model continues to be produced. The black/blue combo should stick around at least until the next generation, and you'll know months in advance if it'll be changed when the next reference comes out.
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Something tells me that 'frilly' and 'cheapskate' never belong in the same sentence.

And I agree with ellsbebc on this point:

 

:bounce2:

 

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Thanks! Really enjoying it so far (hasn't quite been a full day yet). It wears great; the long clasp combined with the fold-out extension link stabilize the burly case and it doesn't flop around on the wrist. That plus the 2 mm adjustment tames the high-riding and weighty case. I have a large, flat wrist (200 mm) and I personally wouldn't want the watch to be any bigger than it is. I don't like the feeling that a watch is wearing me instead of the other way around. The brushed finish and satin dial — it's not quite matte, but it's different than the glossy ones on my Daytona and GMT II — work well on this compact wrist submarine.

Here's a slightly better photo than yesterday's. The wide lens exaggerates the proportions on the wrist; it's a decent-sized watch but it doesn't dominate the wrist as it may appear to in the photo. At some point I'll bust out the macro lens and get some better photos. Pic of Belli's awesome SD4000 (Click to show)

 

Classic lines, with all the latest and greatest technical improvements and conveniences.  Rolex really got this one close to perfect.

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Frilly, seriously I know the guy who owns the local Rolex AD: discounts unlikely, but I can try to find out if there's stock here/inbound if you're in a hurry!

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Frilly, seriously I know the guy who owns the local Rolex AD: discounts unlikely, but I can try to find out if there's stock here/inbound if you're in a hurry!


Hahah thanks my man. Naw, I can wait for a couple of months. The bank account DOES need SOME replenishing.

What if I had a custom dial made that looks like this? 😜

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On your DSSD maybe, would work with the red rubber strap: if you're going to offend SF sensibilities, you might as well go all out. :)

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Bi-colour bezels have always been a GMT thing. The only reason they weren't originally supplied with the 116710 is that they're damned difficult to do right in ceramic. I would expect the option to be available as long as some form of GMT model continues to be produced. The black/blue combo should stick around at least until the next generation, and you'll know months in advance if it'll be changed when the next reference comes out.

Thanks. I was just a little worried because my AD made it sound like they haven't exactly been easy for them to get hold of.
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Thanks. I was just a little worried because my AD made it sound like they haven't exactly been easy for them to get hold of.
That is just Rolex limiting supply to increase demand. Nothing new from them.
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Brunch with a friend:

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RG Rolex is ref 118235 - Day Date with red ruby markers. 36mm case size.
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:fu:

 

(Please don't get one of those)

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